Institutions of Higher Education
Over the past two decades our kids grew up. So did their communities.
This means new needs—big kids need higher education and grown up communities need successful products of higher education: lay leaders, teachers and Rabbis for the new generation. We anticipated these new needs and grew along with them, creating institutions of higher education.
In the two cities bridging east and west, Vienna and Berlin, we helped create Pan-European institutions offering secular and religious higher education.
In Berlin, we created JAcademy for aspiring young professionals. The international Jewish Gap Year Program combines Jewish learning, professional development and business work experience.
Students come from all over Europe to participate in JAcademy, which encompasses three dynamic work internship placements and travels through four countries, including Israel. Students learn about their Jewish heritage, and gain confidence and insight for succesful professional and personal development.
In Vienna, we established the Lauder Business School and, in Berlin, the institutions of Lauder Yeshurun-Yeshivat Beit Zion and the Midrasha. Both draw students from across Europe. In Berlin, we also partnered with the Central Council of Jews in Germany to reestablish a legendary prewar institution—the Rabbinerseminar zu Berlin—training innovative traditional Rabbis for central Europe today.
Our institutions of higher education include:
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